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Forest Health Highlights - 2001

Georgia


The Georgia Forestry Commission provides forest health protection assistance to state and private land managers throughout the State.  This program is funded cooperatively by the State and the USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection unit.

Georgia Forest Type Distributions


Georgia Forest Facts

 The Georgia Forestry Commission and USDA Forest Service

In spite of the relatively good health of Georgia’s forests, a variety of insects and diseases (both native and introduced), and human-caused impacts such as air pollution, continue to threaten the State’s resources.  To deal with this constantly changing mix of challenges, the Georgia Forestry Commission and the Forest Health Protection unit of the USDA Forest Service cooperate to prevent, detect, suppress, and manage this multitude of threats.  The partnership between the two agencies has worked for three decades to maintain and improve the health of Georgia’s forests. 

Forest Health Protection contributions (dollars) to Georgia Forestry Commission Cooperative Forest Health program, cooperative pest suppression/eradication projects, and Chattahoochee/Oconee National Forests pest suppression, 1999-2002.

1999

2000

2001

2002

Cooperative Forest Health Program

115,192

115,192

103,374

125,320

Forest Health Monitoring

87,000

87,000

87,000

87,000

Cooperative suppression/eradication - gypsy moth eradication

0

0

0

0

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests - southern pine beetle suppression

170,000

400,000

500,000

400,000

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests - gypsy moth eradication

192,000

44,000

44,000

0


For additional information, contact:

Georgia Forestry Commission
P.O. Box 819
Macon, GA  31202-0819

Phone: (912) 751-3497
E-mail: tprice@gfc.state.ga.us
Internet: http://www.gfc.state.ga.us/Management/pestmgt.cfm

or

USDA Forest Service
Forest Health Protection
P.O. Box 2680
Asheville, NC 28802-2680

Phone: (828) 257-4320
E-mail: creynolds02@fs.fed.us
Internet: http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/foresthealth


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